From the Collins Crime Club archive, the first Inspector French novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed 'The King of Detective Story Writers'. In Inspector French's Greatest Case we are introduced for the first time to the now-famous inspector. It begins with the discovery of the head clerk's corpse beside the rifled safe of a Hatton Garden diamond merchant. Suspicion falls on various people, for the crime is the work of a master-criminal; and many intricate mysteries have to be unravelled and many false clues followed to their unsatisfactory conclusions before French is finally able to bring the guilty to justice. This is a reissue of a famous detective classic by a renowned master of the form.